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Safari Jacket

by Pauline Alice
As soon as I opened the October issue of Burda, I knew I wanted the jacket #105. I even made a special Pinterest moodboard in order to choose what kind of fabric would be better (I like the camouflage version a lot but I know I will not wear it as it will not go with about 95% of my wardrobe).



Finally, I remembered I had this blue cotton gabardine (originally beige but tyed in blue) left from a dress, with one side plain and the other with little flowers. I decided not to line the jacket so the flowers would show inside and when the sleeves are turned up. I just had to make nice flat-fell seams.
It was the first time I used hammer-on snap fasteners and I have to say they are pretty easy to use (I just had to borrow a hammer, oups).




I changed some little things to the pattern: I omitted the front storm flaps, the zipper and reduce quite a lot the sleeve width. Other than that, nothing: the pattern is perfect.
I wanted a jacket with lots of pockets for a trip (where the pictures were taken, doesn’t it look like a jungle?) so I wouldn’t have to carry a bag. I felt so free with the use of my both hands! I had room enough in those pockets for everything: wallet, phone, 3 lipsticks, keys, mirror, blush… even my kindle! Best travelling jacket ever!

safari-jacket-sewing-pattern-3Have a great week!


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El taller de la costurera 28 October, 2013 - 9:45 am

Me encanta esta chaqueta es multiusos y el color es precioso y ademas no le falta detalle.


Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Multiuso es la palabra perecta: ya la he puesto con todo y es de estas chaquetas que no tienes miedo de estropear… ¡Gracias!

mokosha 28 October, 2013 - 10:49 am

that really is a perfect jacket.. your version is so much better looking than burda's.. love the floral inside of the jacket, too!

Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Thanks! I really love the Burda version and the camouflage even if it's not my style, but I knew I wouldn't wear as often I as wish for. So blue and flowers it is 😉

Teresa 28 October, 2013 - 11:07 am

This is crazy cute! I have seen these jackets everywhere in army green and I know they wouldn't look good on me in that color, but blue I can do! I love the color, the style, the little flowers on the inside!

Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 12:42 pm

¡Thanks Teresa! The army green looks amazing with jeans, but I don't wear jeans 😉 Blue is a nice compromise…

Alicia 28 October, 2013 - 11:09 am

Me gusta mucho más tu versión de chaqueta que la de burda, es una chaqueta perfecta para entretiempo 🙂 Y me has descubierto estas telas de doble cara. Besos!


Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 12:46 pm

¡Muchas gracias Alicia! La tela la compré en Julián López hace 2 años, era beis y la tinté en azul. Como es bastante gruesa, no se ven las flores por transparencia en la otra cara.
Me gustaba mucho la versión del Burda con camuflaje pero ne me pega, que pena…

Luz Marina 28 October, 2013 - 11:28 am

Te ha quedado preciosa, no me gustaba en la revista y me ha encantado cuando te la he visto a tí, otro más a la lista de pendientes, "el culo veo, culo quiero" funciona que es un gusto!! jajajajaja.

Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 12:47 pm

¡No conocía este refrán pero me encanta! ¡Gracias guapa!

Hana 28 October, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Pretty jacket and fabric choice! I want to make one for myself after I saw your creation 🙂
And wow! you look stunning in blue color!

Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Thanks Hana!

Noelia López 28 October, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Que chaqueta mas chula, y tu que bien coses nadie diria que esta hecha a mano

Pauline Guillet 28 October, 2013 - 6:21 pm

¡Gracias Noelia!

Sol LM 28 October, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Me parece genial!! Y además con los pantalones de pata de elefante has conseguido un look genial. Enhorabuena!!

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:41 pm

¡Gracias! Esos pantalones son de Burda también y muy comodos…

Dorothy DotDot 28 October, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Very interesting jacket!

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:41 pm

Thanks Dorothy!

Nat at Made in Home 29 October, 2013 - 12:19 am

Love the jacket, I think I bookmarked it too… Just never got round to make it, but is definitely going to be on my list of to-dos

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:42 pm

I hope you will have time Nat! It's a great pattern!

nishiink 29 October, 2013 - 8:09 am

This is fantastic! I love the colour and the lining, but mostly the idea that you get to use a hammer! How fun!

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Haha, I had to ask my neighbour as I don't have a hammer… Those snaps are great but be sure you got all the tools 😉

Masustak eguzkitan 29 October, 2013 - 8:15 am

Muy bonita chaqueta Pauline, me encanta el forro que le has puesto le da un toque muy chulo!

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:45 pm

¡Gracias Maider! La chaqueta no está forrada, es el reves de la tela que tiene flores…

SanPini 29 October, 2013 - 9:12 am

Que bonita y que práctica. Estoy contigo cuando viajo intento ponerme pantalones con muchos bolsillos para no tener que llevar bolso.

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:48 pm

¡Como Ryanair no admite bolso de mano, me vine genial la chaqueta! ¡Que lujo no tener que pelearte con la maleta, el bolso, la chaqueta, el periodico, todo eso corriendo para coger el avión y el tren el mismo día!

christine 29 October, 2013 - 10:34 am

Superbe !!!!!!!! J'adore !!

Pauline Guillet 29 October, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Merci Christine!

Charo Murciano 29 October, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Monísima, te queda genial, pero claro…. es que tienes un tipazo!!!
Y que bien coses, a ver si aprendo mucho de ti, que falta me hace!

Pauline Guillet 30 October, 2013 - 12:49 pm

¡Gracias Charo! No te preocupes, yo siguo aprendiendo mucho (no te digo lo que me falta por saber, pfuuuuu, muchísimo…), jeje…

Mary Carmen - Sentarse a coser 29 October, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Qué bonita Pauline¡¡ La hechura, el color y claro, la percha… Besos

Pauline Guillet 30 October, 2013 - 12:49 pm

¡Gracias Mary Carmen! ¿Que tal el vestido para tu hija?

Anonymous 30 October, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Your jacket turned out wonderful. I would never have thought to make a jacket like that in a vibrant color. I love how yours turned out.

Pauline Guillet 31 October, 2013 - 6:02 pm


Arantxa 8 November, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Me gusta tu nuevo look, muy casual, muy ponible y como tú bien dices, muy cómodo no?. Un besito.

Donna Davis 27 November, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Love it. The colours are great!

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